We were officially notified today (Oct. 12, 2021) that Boeing would be moving forward with a vaccine mandate in line with Executive Order 14042 and President’s Biden’s COVID-19 action plan. The Company announced they will require all U.S. based Boeing employees to either show proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or have an approved reasonable accommodation (based on a medical or religious belief) in place by Dec. 8, 2021.
We have demanded to bargain the effects of this decision. The Executive Order includes the ability to request religious and medical exemptions for those unable or unwilling to receive the vaccine. We will ensure that these processes are well communicated in order that any member can follow the process to request an exemption. In addition, we will work to enforce just cause provisions within our bargaining agreement and for those denied their requested exemptions who are still unable or unwilling to accept the vaccine, we will investigate each on a case-by-case basis.
As we’ve just received this official notice, we have demanded to bargain the effects. We are currently looking for dates to meet with the Company to address these issues that impact you. This is a decision that Boeing has made, and we have a right to bargain the impacts of this and as we know more, we will share information.
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